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A London think tank has opined that christian elements of the coronation should be stripped away, along with ermine robed nobles.  They also think that the decision over the title Camilla will use should be subject to ministerial advice.

The Lion of Judah hath prevailed.

Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)

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No surprise that there are "think tanks" (usually connected to universities) pushing for this kind of thing. I don't think there should be an official non-Anglican/non-Christian ceremony, speaking as a Catholic myself.

Non-Christian subjects of the Crown can nevertheless offer their own prayers, even if not in an official capacity, and pledge fullest support to the monarchy.

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Speaking as a convinced atheist and a person of generally liberal views, when the time comes I want a full-on traditional and religious coronation, in the form perfected over centuries. The fact that one does not believe in the truths of religion does not prevent an appreciation of the solemnity, grandeur and beauty of religious services. Or ought not to, anyway. Modern forms of service of course seem expressly designed to have none of these qualities, which is why only a traditional coronation service will be acceptable to me. It's funny how so-called 'think tanks' never, ever seem to come up with the conclusion that everything's fine, or at least as good as it's going to get, and should be left exactly as it is. The best thing to do with this body and its absurd conclusions would be to take no notice whatsoever of it or them.

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Knowing Prince Charles, or rather, not knowing him, I think it's kind of hard to say what he'll do.
"With God's help it will never be that a Bohemian king would run from a fight!"
- John the Blind
(according to an account in the Cronica ecclesiae pragensis Benesii Krabice de Weitmile)


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The day a coronation becomes stripped of the christian ceremonial aspects, is the day revolution prevails and the day i shall live in a cave one would like to think.
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